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Mid-Willamette Valley
Monthly Marketing Update
- April 2017

This month has been filled with reflection. In recent conversation,  I realized that my family and I have lived in Portland for 10 years - 10 whole years. Yikes! Where did the time go? 

In these 10 years, we have built a business - YES, but much more… a life of friends, perspective, and a difference, and sometimes loss. I have met people in our industry that have changed me forever - Jim Miller, Luann Arnott, Dean Wiest, and Ken Cross to name only a few. These people made a mark, not just on me, but on our work with seniors and the families we serve. I really don't want this conversation to be heavy, but more insightful and in hopes that we can all realize the impact we ALL can have on those around us. 

Since moving to Oregon 10 years ago these are the things I learned…

- Little contributions can make a large impact, first on the immediate issue, then on the conversation, then on culture, then (you decide)...
- Small business is not insignificant and can be more agile.
- Keeping your word and being present is most of the battle.
- You never know who may be listening, which means I should be more careful about what I say!

10 years later, I still don't think I can change the world - but I do, more than ever, I feel that I offer a local voice. Thank you all for giving me, and those around us, that voice. I hope you use your voice for GOOD!

SPONSORS- mark your calendars for the sponsor breakfast
May 5th at 9am. 


Network Meetings - Salem/Albany/Corvallis


APR 12
9 AM
Salem Senior Lifestyles Network
Meadow Creek
3988 12th St SE, Salem, 97302



APR 26
9 AM
Senior Service Network Salem (SSN-Salem)
Location Change: Salem Hospital-Building C, Rooms: Comm A/B/C
Address: 890 Oak St SE, Salem, OR 97301- Bldg. D
Topic: Affordable Housing Options and Navigating the Systems for Seniors


MAY 17
9:30 AM
Save the Date!
Senior Network


MAY 18
9 AM
Save the Date!
Yamhill County Network


On The Move


Sonya Buchanan is now Executive Director, Brookdale Salem


Marketing and Development


APR 13
3 PM
Linn Benton Senior Resource Network (LBSRN)
Samaritan Evergreen Hospice
4600 Evergreen St SE, Albany, 97322


APR 19
8:30 AM
Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day at the Oregon Capitol
Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St NE, Salem, 97301


APR 26
9 AM
5th Annual Caregiver Conference
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE, Salem, 97301



9 AM
Save the Date!
Mid-Willamette Valley Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast
Center 50+ | Auditorium
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, 97301


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Nuggets of Knowledge

Fate whispers to the warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm” and the warrior whispers back “I am the storm.” ~Unknown

We all know someone fighting a “storm”. I admire those that fight with such perseverance, optimism, and strength that their strength and resilience becomes all you see. You no longer see the thunder and lightning or someone drenched from head to toe by the rain, you see only the sun shining out from their person. While the rest of us reach for cover, they become the storm.

~ Amy Schmidt
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